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Latham & Watkins LLP

Michael Sturrock

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Latham & Watkins LLP

Work Department

Corporate; Capital Markets; Mergers & Acquisitions.

Position

Partner

Career

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India

Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

Highlighted as 'one of the most eminent international law firms working on capital markets transactions in India', Latham & Watkins LLP's India group attracts praise for its 'quality, experience and ability to deal with Indian clients and promoters'. Practice head Rajiv Gupta – who is singled out for being 'able to find workable solutions' – led a team acting for Morgan Stanley as lead managers of India Grid Trust's IPO on the National Stock Exchange of India and the Bombay Stock Exchange. It also advised the underwriters, Citigroup Global Markets India Private, in the $615m IPO of Inter Globe Aviation. Alongside Gupta, Michael Sturrock represented MakeMyTrip Limited on its $720m acquisition of ibiboGroup.

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Indonesia

Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

Latham & Watkins LLP has a strong track record in Indonesian projects and finance transactions. Noteworthy names from the team include Michael Sturrock, who focuses on corporate mandates; Timothy Hia, who is an expert in bank and acquisition financings; and project finance specialist Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi.

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Malaysia

Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

Especially strong in large corporate and finance transactions, including Islamic finance, the 'top-notch' team at Latham & Watkins LLP is 'always on its toes to respond to queries and concerns'. Praised for its 'extensive industry knowledge', it is led by corporate finance expert Sharon Lau, who acted for CIMB Investment Bank and J.P. Morgan as placement agents on Khazanah's sale of its shares in CIMB Group Holdings. Along with Michael Sturrock, she also advised a food retail company on its proposed IPO on the Bursa Malaysia. Corporate expert Marcus Lee made partner in 2018; finance expert Timothy Hia is another name to note.

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Singapore: Capital markets

Capital markets – Foreign firms

Within: Leading individuals

Michael Sturrock - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Capital markets – Foreign firms

Latham & Watkins LLP 's Singapore team has an outstanding record in Singapore, Indonesia and India deals. It continues to be at the forefront of the India market through Rajiv Gupta , who is 'a very sound lawyer', 'a pleasure to work with' and 'has excellent client skills'; the firm is widely credited as a key player in the advent of Masala bonds and advised the underwriters on Aster DM Healthcare's $153m IPO on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India. It continues to be active in Indonesia, where it has a fine standing in high-yield debt, while it has also impressed in a series of IPOs in Vietnam. Highlights included advising Vingroup JSC on the spinoff of Vinhomes, its integrated development business, and the new entities initial equity offering and listing on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange. Project bonds are another key element of the practice.  Sharon Lau is 'a sensible and commercial lawyer' and Michael Sturrock is another outstanding name. Marcus Lee has been made partner.

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Singapore: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms

Within: Corporate and M&A – Foreign firms

Latham & Watkins LLP is better known for capital markets work, but in partners Sharon Lau and Michael Sturrock it has a wealth of M&A and private equity transactions experience. Working in concert with the Hong Kong office, the Singapore team has upped its standing in private equity; in a recent highlight, practitioners from both offices advised Techcombank on a proposed $373m investment from Warburg Pincus. Other clients include Fullerton Healthcare, Broadcom, IntApp, GIC and Partners Group. M&A and private equity specialist Marcus Lee was elevated to the partnership in 2018.

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